This 7-Year-Old Palm Beach Gardens Golfer is up for the Laureus World Sports Award

Amanda Hicks
Posted by Amanda Hicks
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Tommy Morrissey is a 7-year-old, one-armed golfer from Palm Beach Gardens who is in the running for a global sports award. 

Dubbed the “swinging wonder,” Morrissey is one of four candidates up for the Laureus World Sports Award for “Best Sporting Moment.” If he wins, he will be invited to the 2019 awards show in Monaco.

Morrisey has no right arm below the elbow and not only does he play golf, he's one of the best in his age group. He also raises money for his charity "UnLIMBited Foundation" by getting involved in events like The Honda Classic where he hosts a One Arm Challenge. His foundation helps other children who were born with limb differences or who have lost limbs and he has gotten the attention of dozens of pros including Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson and Tiger Woods. Morrisey is an inspiration, constantly encouraging other children to do activities they never thought possible.

Morrisey is up for the award against three other athletes and their sports stories, including Simone Biles, Olympic gymnast, who made a statement wearing a teal leotard to support fellow sexual abuse survivors when she came back after a two-year break. 

Voting for the sports story is open online until October 31st. You can vote for Tommy or your favorite here

See more about the golfing community of Palm Beach Gardens here.

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